Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair
Petty Officer 2nd Drew Allen and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kuehl perform field sobriety tests on a boater during Seattle’s Seafair, Aug. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis) SEATTLE – Coast Guard personnel, working with local and state law enforcement agencies, saw an almost 70% increase in arrests on Lake Washington during the Seafair events this past...

Coast Guard assists Okaloosa County in arrest of Florida man

Coast Guard assists Okaloosa County in arrest of Florida man
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard assisted local agencies in the arrest a man near Destin, Florida, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile Command Center received a report of a 49-ft sailing vessel blocking Destin Pass. Upon investigation, Sector Mobile watchstanders found that one person aboard the vessel had an active warrant out for his arrest in Lee County, Florida. Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters Tuesday, off southern Texas. Tuesday afternoon, Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crews stopped the lancha and four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, eight red snapper totaling 30 pounds, and illegal fishing gear...

Coast Guard interdicts 4 lanchas over 3 day period

Coast Guard interdicts 4 lanchas over 3 day period
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews were very active this weekend as they successfully detected and interdicted 4 Mexican lancha boats illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. A lancha is a Mexican fishing boat that is approximately 20-30 feet long with a slender profile, has one outboard motor, is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 miles per hour,...

Coast Guard to establish security zones for 58th Presidential Inauguration

Coast Guard to establish security zones for 58th Presidential Inauguration
BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone in designated waters of the National Capital Region for the 58th Presidential Inauguration effective January 15 through January 24. Security Zone 1 will include all navigable waters of the Potomac River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the north by the Francis Scott Key (US-29) Bridge, at mile 113, and bounded to the...

Coast Guard issues notice of violation for rail jumpers on Seattle passenger vessel

Coast Guard issues notice of violation for rail jumpers on Seattle passenger vessel
A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle conducts an early morning escort of a Washington State Ferry. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Kellogg) SEATTLE- The captain of the port, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, issued two notices of violation, Wednesday, with proposed penalties of $2,500 each to two men who intentionally jumped off the passenger vessel,...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...

Coast Guard aids in prosecution of ship owner, operator and engineers

Coast Guard aids in prosecution of ship owner, operator and engineers
SEATTLE — The companies that own and operate a Greek shipping vessel and two engineers from the ship were convicted Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle of 12 felony counts related to their dumping of oily waste at sea, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  The ship operator, Angelakos Hellas S.A., the ship owner, Gallia Graeca Shipping LTD, the chief engineer, Konstantinos Chrysovergis...

Coast Guard concludes administrative enforcement action against commercial passenger vessel operator

Coast Guard concludes administrative enforcement action against commercial passenger vessel operator
LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach investigators concluded administrative enforcement action in a case involving a local dive boat operator, resulting in the voluntary surrender of the operator’s merchant mariner credential to the Coast Guard. The case stemmed from a casualty aboard the 43-foot commercial passenger vessel, Sundiver Express, operating out of Long Beach. Under...